Must See Movies: Five films worth your time in theaters this week

Your time and money are valuable, so you should invest them in good movies. Here are some films in theaters this week that have been approved by our in-house critics and/or reviewers from elsewhere on the internet.


The Atlantic says, "Widows is methodical in its imagery and gracefully written; it's also a suspenseful blast, best seen with the biggest, most animated audience possible."

Read Chris Vognar's commentary (with quotes from director Steve McQueen).

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

The newest Wizarding World movie is a Must See* with an asterisk. It's got a lot going for it, with some lovable characters, some impressive action sequences and fun connections to the world of Harry Potter... but it's also a messy film with a plot that gets more complex than it needs to. Its worst sin, though, is that it starts to mess with the established wizarding mythos in ways that are sure to cause divisions in the Harry Potte r fandom. Some will love it, but some may walk away very disappointed.

Instant Family

Variety says, "You could call it sentimental and glib and say that it was put through a processor, and you'd be right, but in its on-the-nose cookie-cutter way this slice-of-life pablum has a lite humanity."

Green Book

The Washington Post says, "Green Book fires on all cylinders, creating the kind of satisfying mainstream moviegoing experience that many observers thought Hollywood had forgotten how to make."

The Front Runner

The Associated Press says, "The Front Runner is appropriately paced like a thriller, as everyone involved gets pulled down into the drain, helplessly."

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